Amsterdam, Monnickendam


Comfortable, robust and more than suitable for teamwork. That describes the Chateauroux. This beautiful ship is a sailing two-masted clipper barge, a flat bottom boat that was built in 1908. Once a cargo compartment, now a comfortable accommodation for passengers. She has two departure harbours: one scenic and the other urban.


Active sailing

The crew invites you to help sail the ship. Setting the sails, steering and navigating. Lots of hands are required to properly gybe. Teamwork! Working together on a sailingship makes you get to know each other in a different way. De transfer from living ashore to a temporary life on a boat often unleashes something. The wind makes the daily troubles quickly disappear. 


Skipper: Rikkie Prins

Meet Rikkie 

"As a teenager, I sailed along with a barge as a guest. My first time on holiday without my parents.  A little while later I joined a trip on another historical sailing ship. It was amazing and I realised: this is what I want to do! For six years I worked as a sailor, until a skipper said: you have nothing left to learn, it's time for you to become a skipper yourself. That was an exciting idea and I decided to do it. Now, seven years later, I am still happy every day that I made this choice. I look at it as a beautiful craft that is hundreds of years old. Because of my many years of experience, sailing is relaxed for me and I can enjoy the holiday spirit my guests bring on board. I always say: I have seven months holiday and five months leisure time. I love being outside with the elements. 

How I describe myself as skipper? Relaxed and sporty. Does the group want to sail actively? Let's do that. Do they prefer to relax? That's okay too." 


Number of persons day trips
Additional persons day trips
Number of persons multi-day
2-person cabins
4-person cabins
Sinks in cabins
Central Heating
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Departure ports

Amsterdam, Monnickendam (other departure and arrival ports on request)

Sailing areas

Friese meren, IJsselmeer, Waddenzee


from € 1.190,- day / € 5.270,- week Show price list

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